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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Becoming a Translator
Subtitle: An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Translation, 3rd Edition
Written By: Douglas Robinson
URL: http://

Fusing theory with advice and information about the practicalities of
translating, "Becoming a Translator" is the essential resource for novice
and practicing translators. The book explains how the market works, helps
translators learn how to translate faster and more accurately, as well as
providing invaluable advice and tips about how to deal with potential
problems, such as stress.

The third edition has been revised and updated throughout, offering:

-extensive up-to-date information about new translation technologies

-discussions of the emerging "sociological" and "activist" turns in
translation studies

-new exercises and examples

-updated further reading sections

-a website containing a teacher’s guide, the chapter "The Translator as
Learner" and additional resources for translators.

Offering suggestions for discussion, activities, and hints for the teaching
of translation, the third edition of "Becoming a Translator" remains
invaluable for students and teachers of Translation Studies, as well as
those working in the field of translation.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780415615914
Pages: 248
Prices: U.S. $ 150.00
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415615907
Pages: 248
Prices: U.K. £ 26.99
U.S. $ 44.95